Lewis Dunbar

1804–31 August 1891 (Age 87)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Dunbar was born in 1804, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lemuel Dunbar, was 33 and his mother, Mary Polly Morey, was 32. He married Ruth W Smith on 8 April 1831, in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States for about 30 years. He died on 31 August 1891, in Maine, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Dunbar
Ruth W Smith
Marriage: 8 April 1831
Mary Dunbar
Bethania Dunbar
Sarah Jane Dunbar

Spouse and Children


    Ruth W Smith


8 April 1831
Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine, United States


    Mary Dunbar


    Bethania Dunbar


    Sarah Jane Dunbar


Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Age 5

Historical Boundaries - 1809: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 26

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dunbar, a place on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + barr ‘top’, ‘summit’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Louis Dunbar, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lewis Dunbar, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis Dunbar, "United States Census, 1850"

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